Sukhvinder S. Obhi, Ph.D.

 

I completed my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London (UCL) where I worked under the supervision of Professor Patrick Haggard on questions relating to sensorimotor control and volition. Following my PhD, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Melvyn A. Goodale at what is now the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University, in London Ontario. I run the Social Brain, Body and Action Lab and the Neurosociety Lab at McMaster University.

 

I contribute to the scientific community by serving as a Co-Editor at Experimental Brain Research, an associate editor at the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and a review editor at Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. I was previously an Associate Editor at Cognitive Neuroscience and Acta Psychologica.

Director and Prinicipal Investigator

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

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Dr. Michael Jenkins

My research originates in visual working memory and visual attention. During my PhD at Birkbeck University, London, under Professor Martin Eimer, I developed skills specialising in the Event-related potential EEG technique. I am now applying these methods to the domain of Social Cognitive Neuroscience, focusing on several research areas. Currently, I am primarily interested in how demographic context (such as the race or gender of others in group contexts) modulates responses to social exclusion.

Graduate Students

Carl Michael Galang - PhD Student

 

I am a third-year PhD student in the Social Brain, Body and Action Lab at McMaster University. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto with a double major in Cognitive Science and Philosophy. My current research focus is on empathy. More specifically, I am interested in how the nervous system reacts to watching others in pain; I am also interested in how socio-cognitive factors, such as power, modulates those reactions. I use a variety of methods for my research including TMS, EMG, EEG, and behavioural responses.

I am a recipient of the SSHRC CGS-M (2015-2016), Ontario Graduate Fellowship (2016-2017), and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017-2018). 

 

Website: galangca.github.io

Sumeet Farwaha - PhD Student

 

I am a second-year PhD student in the Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour program at McMaster University. Before joining Dr. Sukhvinder Obhi’s Social Brain, Body and Action Lab, I obtained my Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Psychology from York University. My current research interests lie in the field of cultural psychology and neuroscience. More specifically, I am interested in using cultural neuroscience as a framework for examining how socioeconomic status and social power affects the way people think, feel, and behave. I am a recipient of both the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Masters (2016-2017) and Ontario Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (2017-2018).

Rubina Malik - MSc Student 

 

I am a second year MSc student in the Social Brain, Body and Action lab at McMaster University. I completed my undergraduate degree in the Arts & Science program at McMaster University, with combined honours in Origins Research and a minor in Religious Studies. Throughout my undergraduate career, I found myself most interested in the psychology electives that I took. My research interests in Dr. Obhi’s lab include cultural psychology and sense of agency. A few of my hobbies include painting/drawing and hiking! 

Undergraduate Research Students

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  • George Fahim (Honours thesis student)

  • Audrey Kern (Honours thesis student)

  • Mina Pichtikova (Honours thesis student)

  • Felicia Chiappetta (Honours thesis student)

  • Ruchi Vijh (QQ)

  • Taryn Sanders (QQ)

 

Selected recent alumni

  • Maria Ershova (former MSc student)

  • Hassan Siddiqui (former QQ student)

  • Maria Nicula (former QQ student)

  • Eric Rushton (former thesis student)

  • Jesse Krusky (former thesis student)

  • Dr. Katherine Naish, PhD

  • Dr. Ciro Civile, PhD

  • Eamon Colvin, BSc

  • Michael Ku, BSc

  • Hussein Oliek, BSc

  • Nadia Nadeem

  • Sarah Blyth, MSc

  • Brittany Barnes, MSc

  • Ann Hascalovitz, BSc

  • Megan Grocholsky

  • Shawna Davies

  • Jeremy Hogeveen, PhD

  • May El Bouri

  • Katherine Zagrodney

  • Sahil Maria

  • Roham Farzami, MSc

  • Kristina Swiderski

  • Preston Hall, MSc

  • Angie Yong 

  • Hanna McCabe-Bennett

  • Carolyn Wilson, PhD

  • Lars Strother, PhD

  • Shannon Matkovitch, MSc

  • Cheryl Lavell, MSc

  • Amir Shabani, PhD

  • Rebecca Decloe, BSc - MSc Candidate

  • Amanda Demmer

  • Sonja Brubacher, PhD

  • Tiffany O'Connor

  • Cigar Kalfouglu, PhD 

  • Carly Romano

  • Suzanne McKay